Parents' Guide to

The Weather Man

By Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Bleak comedy-drama for adults only.

Movie R 2005 101 minutes
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age 17+

Based on 1 parent review

age 17+

Worst Movie I've EVER Seen

I was absolutely appalled while watching this movie. I coudn't believe Nicholas Cage would agree to be in such a BAD movie!!! The only reason I kept watching was because I was hoping it might get better as it went along; but no luck! It went straight in the trash can afterward!

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

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The Weather Man is a bleak and oddly paced drama-comedy about mid-life crisis. "People recognize me sometimes," Dave observes in his mournful voiceover. "They think they know me but they don't." The film's investigation of this phenomenon doesn't extend much beyond this moment, though it does underline the abuses Dave endures because of it.

One running gag that becomes tired after the first instance has viewers tossing fast food items at him -- shakes, French fries, little pies -- apparently out of rage that he gets the forecast wrong. "It's just wind," he says more than once, by way of explaining his inaccuracy. "It blows all over the place." The movie makes this point repeatedly, casting Dave as a buffeted sort. That he finds a sense of purpose and precision in archery -- so he walks around the city with his bow and arrows -- seems a heavy-handed metaphor.

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